ERIC Number: ED232345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Challenging the Gifted and Talented through Mentor-Assisted Enrichment Projects. Fastback 189.
Gray, William A.
The booklet describes an approach to serving gifted education in low cost enrichment experiences using preservice teachers as mentors. The Mentor-Assisted Enrichment Project (MAEP) at the University of British Columbia has served 105 native English speaking and 20 English as a Second Language students in grades 5 through 7. Students are nominated by teachers, parents, principals, or by themselves. The MAEP has four phases: proposing an enrichment project, agreeing on a final project plan, carrying out the project, and completing and presenting the project. Sample projects, including those on topics related to shoplifting, handicapped athletes, the aerodynamics of flight, sports management, careers in television, computers and their application, and stock market investment are described. The procedures and problems are illustrated. Among benefits of the MAEP cited are lack of expense, enhanced student social/emotional development, and experience in teaching for mentors. Future stress will be placed on identification of the gifted and talented. (CL)
Descriptors: Enrichment, Gifted, Intermediate Grades, Limited English Speaking, Mentors, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Student Projects, Talent
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth Street Union Ave., Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Phi Delta Kappa, Orlando, FL. Greater Orlando Chapter.
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.